March 31, 2010

HAIR COLOR – Is your color aging you?

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As we age, our hair color changes when we lack melanin, the pigment that gives our hair its color.  Fortunately, we can improve this condition with the help of a professional colorist.  To achieve great results, ask the following four key questions and remember to have your colorist use darker tones underneath, lighter ones on top and the brightest lights around your face to achieve your best look:

  • What color would be most compatible with my skin tone and lifestyle?
  • When is it time to use permanent, temporary color or a glaze for shine?
  • What would add more body to my hair; a single process, highlights or both?
  • What products can I use to maintain my color and retain body?

Once you achieve your best color, here’s what you should do to maintain it:

Tips to Maintain Your Color:  

  • Use the products that your colorist recommends; many ingredients in certain hair products can dry your hair and fade your color so it’s important to use   the product that has been prescribed for you.
  • To preserve your color as long as possible, do not shampoo your hair every day unless you have extremely oily hair.  You can wet your hair using warm water (not hot) and work your fingers through it as if you were using  shampoo; add conditioner, if necessary.
  • If you have quick regrowth, have your colorist apply a single process color to your hairline or part in between visits.  This is cost effective and will provide you with color consistency. 

Looking your best takes work, but the end result is worth the investment. 

Kathy Savage trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and is the owner of Christopher Street Salon located in Commack . In the next issue of Generations Magazine, look for Kathy’s tips for maintaining healthy nails.  For immediate information, contact Christopher Street Salon at 631-499-1990.

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